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Happy 62nd birthday Accutron with Nile Rodgers.

The Accutron Show

To celebrate Accutron's 62nd birthday, a true music icon joins the conversation, the one, and only Nile Rodgers. As the co-founder of CHIC and the Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Rodgers pioneered a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like "Le Freak," (the biggest-selling single in the history of Atlantic Records) and sparked the advent of hip-hop with "Good Times." Nile's work in the CHIC Organization and his productions for artists like David Bowie, Diana Ross, and Madonna have sold over 500 million albums and 75 million singles worldwide while his trendsetting collaborations with Daft Punk, Avicii, Keith Urban, Disclosure, Sam Smith and Lady Gaga reflect the vanguard of contemporary music. Join us for a journey into the life of a living legend that has changed the face of music.Episode Highlights6:36 I grew up in an era where the album was the film and the singles were the trailer. You had to make a hit single so people would be interested in listening and purchasing the album. In today's world the consumption of music is the reflection of society, a headline oriented society.14:35 My parents were heroin addicts and I was constantly on the move, I don't remember going to the same school for more than a few weeks. But all schools had standardized music education, they all had school orchestras and each school assigned to me a different instrument I had to learn to play. By the time I grew up I became a self-contained band, doing all my orchestration, writing every part of every instrument myself.26:44 I remember being in Central Park in NYC, watching a moon landing and remember seeing the Bulova logo here. When a few years ago we created a watch together for the We Are Family Foundation, it felt truly magical to me.Learn more about the Accutron watch here, and follow @AccutronWatch:InstagramTwitterFacebookSubscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts and Spotify to hear new episodes as soon as they're released.Follow our hosts on social media:Bill McCuddy: Facebook  / TwitterDavid Graver: Instagram  / TwitterNile Rodgers: Instagram  / Twitter

43mins

25 Oct 2022

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Nile Rodgers: Broken Record Classic

Broken Record with Rick Rubin, Malcolm Gladwell, Bruce Headlam and Justin Richmond

Today we are revisiting one of our favorite early episodes of Broken Record with the legendary producer, Nile Rodgers. Over the course of his five decade-long career, Nile Rodgers has performed on, written, and produced some of the greatest dance songs of all time, including Diana Ross’s “I’m Coming Out,” Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky,” and Madonna’s “Like A Virgin.” Back in Fall of 2018, Nile met up with Bruce Headlam at the same New York City recording studio where 35 years earlier, Nile recorded the Let’s Dance album with David Bowie. This time around, Nile brought his famed disco funk band Chic to the interview to perform live renditions of their classic hits including, “Le Freak,” “Good Times,” and “Everybody Dance.” So all the music you will hear in today’s episode was recorded live, just for us. In between performances, Nile shares exhilarating stories from his life, including how he found salvation as a young jazz guitarist whose teenage mom struggled with heroin addiction. Nile also talks about the night he played old James Brown tunes with Prince and Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood at a small club in London. And he explains what it was like going clubbing with Madonna as her star was starting to explode in the mid-’80s. You can listen to a playlist of some of our favorite songs produced by Nile Rodgers HERE.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

34mins

6 Sep 2022

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Nile Rodgers, Roosevelt, The Shapeshifters, Dave Lee, Purple Disco Machine, Block & Crown - NDDP001

The Funk Assassin

Welcome to The Funk Assassin's Nu Disco Dance Party with a mix of Nu Disco All Star's to make you dance your pants off all night long. This is what to expect at one of my legendary parties so turn it up and Get Down to the Groove. The mix celebrates 1 million listens on Soundcloud and a gift to all those who have listened and supported the music. Thank you!In this Funk laden set of Nu Disco track's there is music by The Shapeshifters, Dave Lee, Purple Disco Machine, Seamus Haji, Birdee and Block & Crown with a very special tune featuring CHIC's Nile Rodgers 'Passion' that starts off the Party with an uplifting Bang plus a fire remix of Marvin Gaye's 'Inner City Blues'. Expect other familiar sounding Disco tracks remixed in a way perhaps you have not heard before.This is what to expect at one of my parties, lose yourself to the Rhythm!All tracks are selected and mixed by @thefunkassassin with Love.For all past shows click here ==> https://soundcloud.com/thefunkassassin/sets/the-funk-assassins-nu-discoThank you for listening.Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_funk_assassin/Spotify: open.spotify.com/user/g2fac3ls3k8e1ucxe4fqe7g89Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheFunkAssassin/

1hr 29mins

16 Jul 2022

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Jack Duxbury Meets Nile Rodgers

The Andertons Music Podcast

What a legend. Whatever your interest in music or your background, Nile Rodgers is a household name to us all. To some, he's the man behind Chic and Sister Sledge. To others, the major collaborator with David Bowie, Madonna, Diana Ross and Lady Gaga. To more than a few, he's the guitarist on Daft Punk's earworm “Get Lucky”. Jack had the pleasure of hosting Nile Rodgers on this one.

39mins

31 Jan 2022

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Introducing: A Special Episode of Occupational Therapy with Nile Rodgers

The Dennissance

Iconic producer, writer, and artist, Nile Rodgers, walks Jared through his connection with the recently launched NAS x Audio Up NFT and how the project tracks back to a deep connection Nile has with Nelson Mandela. He explains the origin of some of his most well known songs, including David Bowie's Let's Dance. The two also chat about the impact Nile has had on scoring in the world of film. Enjoy this very special episode of Occupational Therapy. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-dennissance/support

50mins

27 Aug 2021

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Introducing: A Special Episode of Occupational Therapy with Nile Rodgers

Ever After with Jaleel White

Iconic producer, writer, and artist, Nile Rodgers, walks Jared through his connection with the recently launched NAS x Audio Up NFT and how the project tracks back to a deep connection Nile has with Nelson Mandela. He explains the origin of some of his most well known songs, including David Bowie's Let's Dance. The two also chat about the impact Nile has had on scoring in the world of film. Enjoy this very special episode of Occupational Therapy.

50mins

25 Aug 2021

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Nile Rodgers

Found: Objects With Meaning

Musician Nile Rodgers is a globally renowned talent and a self-described hoarder. His collections – be they cars, guitars or art – lead to a discussion about an impressive portrait that was seemingly lost, before being found again by chance.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

30mins

1 Jun 2021

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Nile Rodgers

Rock & Roll High School With Pete Ganbarg

Among music legends, Nile Rodgers is truly exceptional. He amplifies his legacy as a multiple GRAMMY-winning composer, producer, arranger and guitarist by constantly traversing new musical terrain and successfully expanding the boundaries of popular music. As the co-founder of CHIC , Nile helped to pioneer a musical language that generated chart-topping hits like "Le Freak," (the biggest selling single in the history of Atlantic Records), and sparked the advent of hip-hop with "Good Times". As a writer, producer and musician, Nile has worked with artists as diverse as Diana Ross, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Madonna, Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk, and Sister Sledge, whose “We Are Family,” written by Nile and Bernard Edwards, also lends its name to his We Are Family Foundation, an organization which raises funds and awareness in the fight against systemic racism, inequality, inequity, and injustice.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

1hr 29mins

6 May 2021

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EP26: Nile Rodgers

Electronically Yours with Martyn Ware

Chic, Sister Sledge, Madonna, David Bowie, Debbie Harry, Sheila B Devotion, Peter Gabriel, Mick Jagger, Sheena Easton, Diana Ross, B-52’s, Duran Duran, Pharell Williams, Christina Aguilera, George Michael, etc.etc.etc…. the list goes on and on.  He has been an inspiration for generations of songwriters and producers. Tell me someone who doesn’t like Chic – come at me… Nile Rodgers has written, produced, and performed on albums that have sold more than 500 million units and 75 million singles worldwide. He is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a three-time Grammy Award-winner, and the chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame., Rolling Stone wrote in 2014 that "the full scope of Nile Rodgers' career is still hard to fathom". And Nile’s talent matches his personality – outgoing and exceptional. He’s a humanitarian, one of the good guys, and his creativity, bravery and positivity are shining examples for us all to follow. I have no more words – just listen to THE MAN… Ladies and gentlemen – one of the main inspirations for Heaven 17, and the true definition of a living legend – Nile Rodgers…

1hr 27mins

29 Apr 2021

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Nile Rodgers: The Souls of a Million Strangers (pt. 2)

Ugh! You're So Good!

Musical legend Nile Rodgers continues to tell Scott and Rozzi about his truly insane life and career, and the stories behind songs like David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance”, Madonna’s “Like A Virgin”, and Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky.” With a childhood that included mentorship from the likes of Richard Pryor and Thelonious Monk, and early involvement with the Black Panthers, Rodgers shares his unique wisdom and an insight into how he built such a phenomenal career.Recorded, Engineered, and Edited by Jacob Prestidge

26mins

27 Apr 2021

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